Watercolor with Ward Hooper

Watercolor with Ward Hooper

Bring your watercolors to a new level as Ward takes you step by step from a gray value sketch to a finished painting. 

Lesson 1: A Boathouse
Learn how to use large shapes, saved whites, and work with large brushes for a fresh, colorful, dynamic result.

Lesson 2: Still Life - Floral
Learn how to apply one stroke leaves and paint bright tulips, yellow daisies, and a variety of floral shapes in a glass container with contrasting greens.

Lesson 3: Landscape with Water - A bridge with millhouse and pond reflections
This dynamic composition of a bridge across a large pond is an opportunity to include all the landscape elements of sky, trees, bridge, and reflections in water.

Lesson 4: Landscape and Perspective – A barn on back country road with distant hills in background
Apply contrasting colors while utilizing perspective in a landscape.



Founded in 1974, the Islip Arts Council is dedicated to leadership, advocacy, and excellence in the arts. Our goal is to present, produce, and promote culturally responsive, high quality programs in varied artistic disciplines for our diverse Long Island community.


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South Shore Mall
1701 Sunrise Highway, N1
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(Next to Dick's Sporting Goods)
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Closed Sunday and Monday